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  • Jim Kranak ...... update Dec 15

    John Wherry sent this over the Alleghany Chat group this AM....

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    Pat Musta and I went up to Cleveland yesterday to see Jim Kranak. We had a great visit with him. He is receiving excellent care in the VA Hospital and continues to improve. He no longer has the feeding tube and is eating solid food. He was wolfing down his lunch (spaghetti) when we arrived.
    He gets therapy three times a day, and yesterday was excited because he had been able to take 18 steps between the parallel bars. He still has
    no use of his left arm, but can move his thumb and index finger slightly. We were amazed how well he can maneuver around the hospital in his wheelchair using only his right arm and right leg (and his left foot a little.) We followed him down the hall to the lounge and visited, and later when down to the food court on the first floor and had coffee. He still has the halo brace on his neck, but expects to get it off any day. His left eye is still being treated for the infection. Please keep those cards coming. He said he has been receiving cards from Studebaker people from all over the country (thanks, Dusty) and has gotten so many from the Ohio Chapter that he thinks he should join it!
    You can also call him (he sounds great on the phone; you'd never know that there is anything wrong with him.) Best time to call is after 5:00.
    He has the framed photo of his car (and Denzel's) that Jim Bradley sent him on the night stand next to his bed. He said that people ask him if that's a Mercedes. He straightens them out about that. He was excited to get the stamp poster; said he had been asking in every post office
    he went into if they had one. Jim has a long way to go, but he has also come a very long way. Pat and I were very glad that we went to see
    him and pleased that he was much better than we expected.

    JWW
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    Here are his addresses...
    HOME
    Jim Kranak
    200 Paul Avenue
    Weirton, WV 26062

    Hospital
    Jim Kranak/Room 120
    c/o Cleveland VA
    Lois Stokes Hospital
    10701 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH 44106




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  • #2
    That's great news, Bob! Thanks for the update.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


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    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
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    • #3
      That's great news, Bob! Thanks for the update.

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe

      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4

        Thanks to 55 Prez for posting my update on Jim.
        I was working on one for this group when I found his.
        Please keep sending Jim cards and wellwishes. He's a
        good guy that just happened to be in the wrong place
        at the wrong time. It could happen to any of us.
        He misses being able to post, but is working on being
        able to do that soon.
        One correction on his address -- I learned being there
        that it is the LOUIS Stokes Hospital, not Lois. But Map
        Quest found it anyway.
        Thanks, and Merry Christmas. JWW

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        • #5

          Thanks to 55 Prez for posting my update on Jim.
          I was working on one for this group when I found his.
          Please keep sending Jim cards and wellwishes. He's a
          good guy that just happened to be in the wrong place
          at the wrong time. It could happen to any of us.
          He misses being able to post, but is working on being
          able to do that soon.
          One correction on his address -- I learned being there
          that it is the LOUIS Stokes Hospital, not Lois. But Map
          Quest found it anyway.
          Thanks, and Merry Christmas. JWW

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          • #6
            In one way I'm sorry to hear that news but in another I'm very relieved. The fact that he has some motion on his bad side is really great to hear. I hope that he's at least able to spend some time over the holidays with some family and friends...

            nate

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            • #7
              In one way I'm sorry to hear that news but in another I'm very relieved. The fact that he has some motion on his bad side is really great to hear. I hope that he's at least able to spend some time over the holidays with some family and friends...

              nate

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              http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel
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